At least 132 people were killed and 30 more were wounded in the latest violence. Many people were killed during attacks in Anbar province, while a number of people were executed in Ninevah.
The Iraqi Army revealed on Tuesday that the effort to rebuild its forces is still in the early stages. Nevertheless, the U.S. government gave the army 250 mine-resistant, armor-protected vehicles and other supplies to use against the Islamic State militants.
The Iraqi Journalists’ Syndicate reported that 14 journalists were killed in Iraq last year.
Officials in Kirkuk warned that they cannot accommodate the half-million refugees who fled into the province.
A suicide bomber at an al-Jubba mosque killed 10 Sahwa members. The bombing was followed by a separate small arms attack left 13 security personnel dead and 28 wounded. The number of militant casualties was not released. Al-Jubba is near the Ayn al-Asad base where U.S. troops are stationed.
In Mosul, twenty young men were executed for various offences, as were three female lawyers. At least four soldiers were executed; a fifth one was reported executed yesterday. A bride and groom were killed allegedly for having wedding decorations on their car. The militants say they are going to demolish 10 historic mosques and kill anyone inside them.
Mortars in al-Askari left a man and his son injured.
Militants killed a sheikh from the al-Jabour tribe in Qayara.
An attack on al-Boricha was repelled, but an unknown number of people were killed.
A number of people from the al-Massara tribe were kidnapped from Abu Khanajer, al-Alam, al-Kathahiya, al-Sadida, Kippah, and Rwaibdha.
During operations in Hit, 28 militants were killed.
In Baiji, 26 militants were killed.
Fifteen militants were killed in Dour.
Security forces killed seven militants in al-Mazra’a.